Comment 45 for bug 745836


Linux linux 2.6.38-11-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 15 19:27:09 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Codename: natty

After months of kernel and application crashes and corrupt files, I
was ready to abandon Ubuntu 11.04 and go to some other distribution.
Before doing that, I wrote a script to repeatedly md5sum the files in
my ecryptfs directory and compare the results. I went single-user to
ensure that nothing else was running and, sure enough, the script showed
that md5sums changed randomly on files that I never touched.

I went looking today and found this launchpad entry indicating that you
have known for 18 months (since 9.10!) that ecryptfs is broken and is
not suitable for production use.

Why didn't you disable it in recent releases? My 11.04 install offered
to encrypt my home directory during installation, yet you've known for
18 months that to do so would corrupt my system and crash it.

I am frustrated that nobody took prompt action to disable the use of
ecryptfs and to notify those of us using it.